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Jericho by eikonik Jericho by eikonik
Joshua 6:1-25
1 Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. 2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in."

6 So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, "Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it."

7 And he ordered the people, "Advance! March around the city, with the armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord."

8 When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the Lord went forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the Lord's covenant followed them. 9 The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding.

10 But Joshua had commanded the people, "Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!"

11 So he had the ark of the Lord carried around the city, circling it once. Then the people returned to camp and spent the night there. 12 Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the Lord and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets kept sounding.

14 So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.

15 On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. 16 The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the people,

"Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! 17 The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. 18 But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. 19 All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury."

20 When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city. 21 They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it--men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.

22 Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, "Go into the prostitute's house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her." 23 So the young men who had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her. They brought out her entire family and put them in a place outside the camp of Israel.

24 Then they burned the whole city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the Lord's house. 25 But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho--and she lives among the Israelites to this day.
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heartswave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent, this Sunday my pastor was talking about how even after Moses left the tent of the Lord Joshua remind behind and sought out Gods presence
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little1shepherd Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
sounds good. I'll look forward to it as well.  God bless.
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eikonik Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
God bless you
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jheinked Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
amazing job! did you ever make the comic book of joshua? if so, where can i find it?
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eikonik Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not yet, but in the works for this next year.
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NewMuffin Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahahaaaa :D I love it!!
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classicalmom5 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I like the play on words. :rofl:
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Photocrop Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Praise knocks down the walls that the enemy puts up in the heart of man.. Awesomee pic man
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XkingpenX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you've taken facts from the Word of God and made them into movie posters~!

*fave-fave-fave-etc.*
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Preseas88 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Photographer
lol, you crack me up with your slogans hahahaha
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Edonidas Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
cool story bro!
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gjay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Hey Man. I love your Movie-Poster-Announcements whatever you call it! They're freakin' funny. Good job.

Shalom.
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ocotilla Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
"Wait for it...wait for it."

XD ALL of your work is so AMAZING!!!!
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
former Jericho chamber of commerce.... lmao!

It all depends on who's point of view you have. Innocent people just hanging around in their city, who get slaughtered, young and old alike, or, invading army, with a victorious ego mentality. It is what it is. heh.

This poster is hilarious though. Brilliant work!
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Kagomemiko247 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
the story of "patience" coming soon.. you will have to wait for a little while.

I can't help but find that hilarious! Amazing, keep it up.
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WildWinyan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Photographer
I love it!
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Grace-Dupre Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Now THIS is brilliant! :XD:
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teengnomeboy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
it is indeed a brillian poster.
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sketchandthecity Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
It is rare that someone makes art based on religion like here. I see a lot of anime, american, and fantasy. You seem to merge all styles. Painterly and cartoony at the same time.

Plus, I love the witty title, so this might also be a critique to staunch church-goers.

It is funny because when I think of Waiting to Exhale, it is that Whitney Houston movie.

I have to fave this.
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Worm-Bagged Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing poster here,every bit of this looks well done and extremely professional.

Heh and love all the movie comments on this too,great stuff mate :)
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RandomK Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
You're hilarious. Do you do anything else with these other than put them on dA? do you make prints??
You should!
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TimelessReference Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wait for it wait for it ....AH I CANT WAIT BLOW UP
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DragonTamer2000 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Another awesome job. BTW, I went to post that Spiderman story I told you about yesterday, only to discover (between loading it to the internet and posting it for public view) that instead of the story I had placed the lesson plan that I based the story on.
Sometimes when I do stuff like that I can almost hear God up in heaven going, "Angels, come over here! Get a load of this nut!" At least I know I'm making Him laugh.
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SailingBreezes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Oh! Look, a parade!" :lol: Oh my gooses, I love that!
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messed-up-artist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Once again, love the one liners XD The tone to this adds a perfect touch =D
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Nikolaj Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one-liners!
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
The Ballad of the Battle of Gibeon

Five kings rule o'er the Amorite,
Mighty as fear and old as night;
Swathed with unguent and gold and jewel,
Waxed they merry and fat and cruel.
Zedek of Salem, a terror and glory,
Whose face was hid while his robes were gory;
And Hoham of Hebron, whose loathly face is
Heavy and dark o'er the ruin of races;
And Piram of Jarmuth, drunk with strange wine,
Who dreamed he had fashioned all stars that shine;
And Debir of Eglon wild, without pity,
Who raged like a plague in the midst of his city;
And Japhia of Lachish, a fire that flameth,
Who did in the daylight what no man nameth.

These five kings said one to another,
'King unto king o'er the world is brother,
Seeing that now, for a sign and a wonder,
A red eclipse and a tongue of thunder,
A shape and a finger of desolation,
Is come against us a kingless nation.
Gibeon hath failed us: it were not good
That a man remember where Gibeon stood.'
Then Gibeon sent to our captain, crying,
'Son of Nun, let a shaft be flying,
For unclean birds are gathering greedily;
Slack not thy hand, but come thou speedily.
Yea, we are lost save thou maintain'st us,
For the kings of the mountains are gathered against us.'

Then to our people spake the Deliverer,
'Gibeon is high, yet a host may shiver her;
Gibeon hath sent to me crying for pity,
For the lords of the cities encompass the city
With chariot and banner and bowman and lancer,
And I swear by the living God I will answer.
Gird you, O Israel, quiver and javelin,
Shield and sword for the road we travel in;
Verily, as I have promised, pay I
Life unto Gibeon, death unto Ai.'

Sudden and still as a bolt shot right
Up on the city we went by night.
Never a bird of the air could say,
'This was the children of Israel's way.'

Only the hosts sprang up from sleeping,
Saw from the heights a dark stream sweeping;
Sprang up straight as a great shout stung them,
And heard the Deliverer's war-cry among them,
Heard under cupola, turret, and steeple
The awful cry of the kingless people.

Started the weak of them, shouted the strong of them,
Crashed we a thunderbolt into the throng of them,
Blindly with heads bent, and shields forced before us,
We heard the dense roar of the strife closing o'er us.
And drunk with the crash of the song that it sung them,
We drove the great spear-blade in God's name among them.

Redder and redder the sword-flash fell.
Our eyes and our nostrils were hotter than hell;
Till full all the crest of the spear-surge shocking us,
Hoham of Hebron cried out mocking us,
'Nay, what need of the war-sword's plying,
Out of the desert the dust comes flying.
A little red dust, if the wind be blowing -
Who shall reck of its coming or going?'
Back the Deliverer spake as a clarion,
'Mock at thy slaves, thou eater of carrion!
Laughest thou at us, in thy kingly clowning,
We, that laughed upon Ramases frowning.
We that stood up proud, unpardoned,
When his face was dark and his heart was hardened?
Pharaoh we knew and his steeds, not faster
Than the word of the Lord in thine ear, O master.

Sheer through the turban his wantons wove him,
Clean to the skull the Deliverer clove him;
And the two hosts reeled at the sign appalling,
As the great king fell like a great house falling.

Loudly we shouted, and living and dying.
Bore them all backward with strength and strong crying;
And Caleb struck Zedek hard at the throat,
And Japhia of Lachish Zebulon smote.
The war-swords and axes were clashing and groaning,
The fallen were fighting and foaming and moaning;
The war-spears were breaking, the war-horns were braying,
Ere the hands of the slayers were sated with slaying.
And deep in the grasses grown gory and sodden,
The treaders of all men were trampled and trodden;
And over them, routed and reeled like cattle,
High over the turn of the tide of the battle,
High over noises that deafen and cover us,
Rang the Deliverer's voice out over us.

'Stand thou still, thou sun upon Gibeon,
Stand thou, moon, in the valley of Ajalon!
Shout thou, people, a cry like thunder,
For the kings of the earth are broken asunder.
Now we have said as the thunder says it,
Something is stronger than strength and slays it.
Now we have written for all time later,
Five kings are great, yet a law is greater.
Stare, O sun! in thine own great glory,
This is the turn of the whole world's story.
Stand thou still, thou sun upon Gibeon,
Stand thou, moon, in the valley of Ajalon!

'Smite! amid spear-blades blazing and breaking.
More than we know of is rising and making.
Stab with the javelin, crash with the car!
Cry! for we know not the thing that we are.
Stand, O sun! that in horrible patience
Smiled on the smoke and the slaughter of nations.
Thou shalt grow sad for a little crying,
Thou shalt be darkened for one man's dying -
Stand thou still, thou sun upon Gibeon,
Stand thou, moon, in the valley of Ajalon!'

After the battle was broken and spent
Up to the hill the Deliverer went,
Flung up his arms to the storm-clouds flying,
And cried unto Israel, mightily crying,
'Come up, O warriors! come up, O brothers!
Tribesmen and herdsmen, maidens and mothers;
The bondman's son and the bondman's daughter,
The hewer of wood and the drawer of water,
He that carries and he that brings,
And set your foot on the neck of kings.'

This is the story of Gibeon fight -
Where we smote the lords of the Amorite;
Where the banners of princes with slaughter were sodden.
And the beards of seers in the rank grass trodden;
Where the trees were wrecked by the wreck of cars,
And the reek of the red field blotted the stars;
Where the dead heads dropped from the swords that sever,
Because His mercy endureth for ever.
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hlootoo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*clapping* <(Forgot how to post icons. :( )
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pjb21 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
beautiful picture, have you got a link to a place where i can purchase this? its about time i got some of your amazing work....

that said i do have some anatomy crits... the wrist cant move at that angle, the palm can never face directly in line with the elbow, its a few degrees off, i tried it with me and a few family members just now... heh... also the bicep looks rather small in comparison to the rest of the arm, with the deltoid being about he same size, while acceptable, the deltoid should be more situated on the shoulder than the arm. the structure of the tricep is also off, or looks it, it may be your style of doing lines but it makes the muscles seam warped badly, also is that a double tricep? because the recognizable 'V' structure is repeated before the elbow and mid way along the lower upper arm, however im not fully acquainted with that area so it may just be me. final point, after a second look it appears its ok with the exception of one line. your abs and pecs don't seam to align, however as i said when i mentally edit out the line just to the above right of the abs structure it looks fine, however since its fairly far over it gives the impression its a continuation of the abdominal muscle group and it draws it off in a weird direction.

other than those minor points it looks great and its a very nice picture

PJB21
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
It's enough to make one an atheist.
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DragonTamer2000 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Don't become an atheist; you'll have no holidays.
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Kelev Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"They showed Patiance right up until they blew it." :Giggle: That's witty! I'm loving these posters.
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DragonTamer2000 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Me too.
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